Clarksville Blueway

The Clarksville Blueway is a water trail system of public and private access points along the Cumberland River, Red River, West Fork of the Red River and Spring Creek. The Blueway is extremely important not only as a nursery for biodiversity and filtration systems for freshwater supplies, but also serves as an outdoor recreational outlet for our community. 

Respect the river neighbors. Most of the property along the banks of our rivers and streams are privately owned. Exiting the waterway onto these banks is trespassing. 

To learn more about the Cumberland River, it's tributaries, and access points, please visit the

River Etiquette:

  • Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and illegal in the state of Tennessee.
  • Do not leave your trash. Pack it in and pack it out.
  • Observe wildlife from a distance.
  • Respect private land along the river. Getting out on the banks is trespassing.  
  • Minimize your impact on the river's ecosystem.
  • Profanity and obnoxious behavior are inappropriate and offensive. 
  • Be discrete when changing clothing.
  • Keep dogs under control and on a leash.
  • Give anglers wide berth to avoid floating through the area they are fishing.

River Safety

  • Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and prohibited on City property.
  • Be prepared with a life vest and a cell phone.
  • Let someone know your float plan.
  • Make note of river mile markers so they may be communicated to dispatchers in the event of an emergency. 
  • Watch small children or pets.
  • Check weather forecasts before launching.

Public River Access Points

Clarksville Blueway Map
Access Points & Mile Markers